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Cheika Disappointed In Fijians Following Reece Hodge Citing

Cheika

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has said that the manner in which Fiji cited Reece Hodge following their clash at the weekend was not “in the spirit of the game”. The Australian winger has been cited for “an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in the 25th minute of Australia’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool D …

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Israel Folau Set To Make Shock Return To Rugby League In Tonga

Israel Folau

Former Australian Rugby Union star, Israel Folau is set to make a dramatic return to Rugby League, nine years after his switch.  Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia was terminated earlier this month following a high-level breach of the Players’ Code of Conduct. The 30-year-old shared a post on social media in which he said that “hell awaits” various groups including …

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High Tackle Framework Under Fire As Reece Hodge Escapes Punishment

Reece Hodge

World Rugby have come under fire for their initiative to clamp down on high tackles after an incident involving Reece Hodge went unpunished during Australia’s World Cup encounter with Fiji. The Australian winger’s shoulder made contact with Peceli Yato’s head in the 26th minute of the game while he also failed to use his arms in the tackle. The Fijian …

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Pocock To Captain Australia On Test Return Against Samoa

David Pocock

Australia legend David Pocock will make his first Test appearance in almost a year when he captains his side in their final World Cup warm-up game against Samoa this weekend. The 31-year-old hasn’t featured on the international scene since last November after suffering a series of calf, neck and concussion issues which limited him to only three rugby games this …

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Bledisloe Cup Promo Sure To Add Fuel To Australian Fire

bledisloe cup

Australia and New Zealand are set to lock horns this weekend and write yet another chapter in the history of the Bledisloe Cup. The competition consists of an annual three-match series involving the two rugby heavyweights with two of their Rugby Championship clashes counting towards the final result. The pair go head to head in Perth this weekend and the …

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David Pocock Returns To Australia Squad After Injury Absence

David Pocock is back in the Australia squad. Pocock has been out of action since March due a long-standing calf injury. The Australian back-row forward missed the entire Super Rugby campaign and Australia’s first two games of the Rugby Championship. However, after being forced to sit out the tests against South Africa and Argentina, Pocock in back in the Wallabies …

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Israel Folau’s GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $400,000 In Two Days

Israel Folau

A GoFundMe page set up by former Australian international Israel Folau to help cover his legal costs has raised almost $400,000 in two days.  ​Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia following their decision to terminate his contract due to a high-level breach of the players’ professional code of conduct last month. Folau has …

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Rugby Australia Officially Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

Rugby Australia have officially terminated Israel Folau’s multi-million dollar contract following a high-level code of conduct breach. The breach came last month when Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. Rugby Australia stated their intent to terminate the 30-year-olds contract shortly afterwards, however, Folau requested a code …

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